Raising funds in Australia

Which companies can raise funds in Australia?

Public companies (ie those with more than 50 non-employee shareholders) can raise funds from the general public by issuing securities.
Private companies (ie 'proprietary limited' companies that have no more than 50 non-employee shareholders) can raise funds:

  • from existing shareholders and employees of the company or a subsidiary company, and
  • from the general public if the fundraising does not require a disclosure document.

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ASIC facilitates crowd-sourced funding by public companies

We have released guidance for public companies and crowd-funding platform operators to support them in using the new crowd-sourced funding regime, which commences on 29 September 2017. 17-321MR. 21 September

ASIC reports on how investors decide to invest in IPOs, 17-287MR, 31 August

More releases on fundraising

Last updated: 03/04/2017 11:02